The cultural interview is to invite someone different culture than themselves and to prepare questions to talk about the differences and similarities between the two participants. The person I chose to interview is my boyfriend David. The reason why I chose to interview him because of his status he is an immigrant in this country. I would like to know the consequences of being illegal immigrant and what's the reason behind he came to this country. I told him I was going to interview him but he didn’t know I was going to ask him questions about his status which was for me was a bit frightening because I know many people don’t like talking about their status and now more because of our president. David came to my house on November 1st around 5 o’clock while waiting for him I made a cup of coffee to take to the park. Once he came to my house we walk to my neighborhood park to do the interview. We sat down at a bench and he thought I was going to ask him basic questions tell me about yourself but never knew they were going to be deeply personal questions.
My cultural interview was with a coworker, 28 years of age and of Hispanic descent. While conducting the interview I learned a lot about the Hispanic culture. Many Hispanics like to be called Latino (a). Some do not like to be referred to as Mexican when they are from other countries other than Mexico. Hispanics also use slang within their culture just like African Americans. Within the culture the male is the dominant figure in the household. All the decisions that affect the family go through the father. If there is no father in the house, the oldest son fulfills that role. The older son may drop out of school so that they may assist the mother at the house in the absence of the father. Many Hispanics
In this Ethnographic paper, I will be interviewing and discussing the differences between my culture and that of another. My culture consists of two-parts, one being Puerto Rican and the other being Caucasian. I will be interviewing my best friend’s mother Cristina Carlesso Dager, who is from Venezuela. South American culture consists of many influences due to the arrival of the Europeans; Europeans cultures brought a mix of Spanish, Portuguese, and French creating what we know today as Latin America. This paper will highlight key topics discussed in class like kinship, political and social organization, food, clothing, religion, etc. From this interview, I want to gain a new-found knowledge of what is like to be from a different culture then my own. I will interview Mrs. Dager with no bias and will cover every subject to my capability. I am interested in discovering the differences between our cultures, so that I can be aware of this diverse world that I live in.
This is my first interviewing anyone regarding their culture solely, and I interviewed my friend Jennifer on Skype. I have known Jennifer for a long time, and Jennifer is 27 years old. Jennifer is of African American descent. Jennifer’s parents reside in from Houston Texas, and they have lived there all their lives. Jennifer had Cajun roots, and her grandmother is white and her grandfather is Black. Her grandparents had an interracial marriage at a time when it was not acceptable. Jennifer’s grandfather and grandmother were born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and they experienced discrimination and unacceptance form others. Jennifer’s great-grandparents came to term with their relationship, and they were supportive, but not at first. Jennifer expressed being extremely proud of her Cajun, Anglo-Saxon, and African American ancestry. Jennifer comes from an upper middle class background, and it is a firm believer in working hard to achieve your goals.
Mexican culture is colorful and rich, enriched with pride and heritage. Family values and strong moral constitution have sustained the culture for hundreds of years. I have had the pleasure to interact and consort with the Mexican culture most of my life in the business that I'm in. Dedication and hard work are the stables that bound the stigma of the Mexican culture. Being that I truly honor the culture I have chosen a friend of mine that I work with to perform my interview upon. My interviewee is Maria Dimas; she was born in Cancun Mexico but has lived most of her life in the United States.
Today I had my interview with Mr. Francisco Arias he was very intelligent and kind. The interview started with personal questions he was trying to get to know me. Since he started asking questions about myself first, this gave me a little bit of confidence I didn’t feel nervous anymore. I started talking about my background since he noticed an accent he knew that I was a bilingual person, this definitely gave me an extra point. Before I went to this interview I read about the hospital and why the job opening was available, this helped me to show my interest on the position and the vision of the hospital, and this was one thing that caught his attention.
When Mr. Carter objected to Mr. Ota’s going to be promoted to President of the joint venture. He first informed Mr. Sony directly that he objected to Mr. Ota. At the same time, he proposed Mr. Katsuki for the position and gave his reasons for his choice. This was the evidence for his low context culture. And then he became aware of the culture difference in Japanese culture; so he changed to adjust to it. He carefully worded his opposition to Mr. Ota and his suggestion of Mr. Katsuki.
It would be important to begin by understanding who an immigrant is in order to understand how to go about performing the interview. An immigrant can be described as a person male or female who leaves one country to live permanently in another according to (immigrant- definition, 2015). There are different reasons as to why an individual immigrates from his/her country and go live in another country different from what he or she is accustomed. These reasons may include war, discrimination, political oppression, better opportunities for both economic and political just to name a few. Therefore, knowing that there are various circumstances that lead an individual become an immigrant, it is important to be sensitive
The term culture was defined over time by different scholars and writers. Though each one of them had his/her own dimensions and criteria in order to explain the word culture. Hofstede claimed in 1994: “[Culture] is the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another.”( Spencer-Oatey 3). He considers culture as an aspect that distinguishes groups from others. Indeed, Matsumoto and Hofstede agreed that culture is a distinctive of a group of people. Matsumoto confirmed that : “ ... the set of attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors shared by a group of people, but different for each individual, communicated from one generation to the next.” (Spencer-Oatey 3). Also, Matsumoto added to what Hofstede has claimed, that even if culture is a common among a community, it is distinctive for each singular among the same community. All in all, what I wanted to explain is that a
In sixteen years of life, I have received an opportunity to experience different cultures, learning styles, and languages. To start of, I am an American since I was born here, but the reality is that I was raised in India. My parents’ main motivation for moving back to India was because they wanted us to embrace our traditions, and most importantly, value our family relationships. We relocated back to the US at the start of 9th grade. This transition was a huge factor for transforming me as a person. I am cognizant of the two systems, cherish both, and realize that these multicultural experiences have encouraged me to grow and mature beyond my years. Relocating from a place is not as easy as one can imagine. When compared to the US, India
My first two years of college, I didn’t take seriously. I would put my family first and I encountered culture shock. My parents didn't reach a higher education, so they don’t understand the dedication and hours of work school requires. I would put them first, I would be the leader of the house, I would take my brother to school and attend his school activities.
The concept of globalization, which is the increasing integration and interdependence of different countries from one another in terms of economic, communication, and technological aspects, leads one to address the concept of cultural diversity or multiculturalism. Cultural diversity in the health-care system touches lives of many Americans in one way or another. No matter what our own cultural background is, when we go receive medical care, we may encounter a care giver who comes from a different cultural background than ours(Naylor 1997,291).. In the concept of cultural diversity, it can be recognized that two terms are equally important. The first concept is culture, which refers to the total way of life of individuals, and the unique
Humans have been communicating since four million years. On the other hand, the birth of culture is estimated to have taken place about 35,000 years ago. Today, both culture and communication have evolved considerably and have become interdependent of one another, to the point that communication is considered to be a product of culture. Thus, our own culture has a deep impact on our thoughts and behaviors. Since each culture has its distinct aspects, intercultural communication can be the cause of conflict and disorder. There are three main issues which are at the root of the problem of intercultural miscommunication : language as a barrier, cultural diversity and ethnocentrism. I will analyze
There are one hundred and ninety six different countries in the world. There are thousands of ethnic groups among these countries. Within all of the diverse places we are all similar because we are all human. We have the same wants and same needs; the only thing that makes us different is the location we originated. Here in the United States, Americans, whether realizing it or not, consider themselves higher in status. Even though they are diverse within themselves, the whole is considered the superior people by not only themselves but by surrounding countries as well. They have first-rate justice systems, improved living situations, high-class transportation, finer
Intercultural competencies are those knowledge, skills and attitudes that comprise a person's ability to get along with work and learn with people from diverse cultures. One of its kind this master program Master in Global Business have been providing an excellent opportunity to explore and practise the development of intercultural competencies which is necessary in the rapidly changing world not only to work globally but also to become a global citizen. This global business program is helping in developing different dimensions of intercultural competencies, like the cognitive dimension, the affective dimension and the behavioural dimension. In terms of cognitive dimension, it helps in understanding different cultural values, believes, norms